Can I claim HRA even if I'm staying at my parents' house

Can I claim HRA even if I’m staying at my parents’ house?

Salaried individuals residing in rented house are entitled to tax exemption on House Rent Allowance (HRA) under Section 10(13A) of the Income Tax Act, 1961. But are you aware of the fact that you, as a salaried individual you can take advantage of this exemption while staying at your parents’ home.


Meaning, Types, Treatment of Dearness Allowance

Dearness Allowance or D.A. essentially is considered to be as a component of salary, which is some fixed percentage of the basic salary. It is provided to the central government/public sector employees to bear with the consequences of inflation. Furthermore, the D.A varies from place to place and sector in which the employee is employed.